Richard Petty: Images of the King

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MBI Publishing Company LLC, 2005 - Transportation - 255 pages
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Ben Blake, with photography by Dick Conway. Although the late Dale Earnhardt matched Richard Petty's record of seven NASCAR points titles, no one-not Earnhardt nor, most likely, any racer in the future-will approach several of King Richard's career records: 200 NASCAR victories, seven Daytona 500 wins, victories in 10 straight races (1967), 1,184 races started and 712 Top 10 finishes. In a sport where competitors are idolized, no one before or since has enjoyed as much fame and popularity as Richard Petty. This photo-history focuses on Petty's remarkable career. The son of a North Carolina stock car racing pioneer, Richard Petty knew little beyond cars and racing. Despite a slow start to his racing career, he achieved unprecedented levels of success and took the sport with him into the national spotlight

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Ben Blake is 45, and lives in England. He's written stories since he was a child, just for the fun of it. His works is influenced by history and rich with ancient myth. His other books include "The Risen King," and also the "Songs of Sorrow" duology. He also enjoys pool, cycling and fell walking.

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